Film past event

The Rickshaw Man

April 14, 2018
The Rickshaw Man
Film · Kazuo Miyagawa

Saturday, April 14, 7 PM

This seldom seen classic about a crude but honest rickshaw man who falls in love with an army captain’s widow is an early highlight of Miyagawa’s career, directed by his frequent collaborator Hiroshi Inagaki (whose 1958 color remake is better known). Marked by Miyagawa’s ambitious camerawork, the film culminates in a tour-de-force display of technical skill with a meticulously planned 2 1/2 minute sequence in which 46 individual shots are superimposed to create a sublime dream-like montage of light, shadow and movement — all accomplished without an optical printer or light meter!

1943, 80 min., 35mm, b&w, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Hiroshi Inagaki. With Tsumasaburo Bando, Ryunosuke Tsukigata, Keiko Sonoi, Kyoji Sugi

Part of Kazuo Miyagawa: Japan’s Greatest Cinematographer

Tickets: $13/$10 seniors & students/$9 Japan Society members

Box Office Policy

Co-presented with The Japan Foundation
  • April 14, 2018
  • 7:00 pm